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The death of women, and danger to children, in intimate partner violence remains in the spotlight. Richmond MP Justine Elliot (Labor) has announced that the Safe Places Emergency Accommodation Program will provide 26 Tweed Safe Places in Tweed Shire

Under the Safe Places Emergency Accommodation Inclusion Round, 19 new projects will be funded to deliver around 720 new safe places across Australia over the next three years.

‘We know that family and domestic violence is one of the leading causes of homelessness and housing uncertainty for women and children across Australia,’ sai dMrs Elliot, local MP and Assistant Minister for Social Services and the Prevention of Family Violence.

Having a safe place to go and receive support is vital women and children leaving family and domestic violence, including here in Tweed.

‘Once construction is complete, the 26 Tweed Safe Places will assist more than 100 women and children each year.

‘The successful completion of a Safe Places project in Tweed will provide women and children experiencing family and domestic violence access to necessary expert support whilst also offering much needed comfort and refuge from unsafe situations.’

‘The Albanese Government has committed a total $3.4 billion investment in women’s safety and a total investment in new housing initiatives to $32 billion,’ Justine said.

More details regarding the Safe Places and the provider will be released in the coming weeks.

For more information on the Safe Places Emergency Accommodation Program visit the Department of Social Services website.

If you or someone you know is experiencing, or at risk of experiencing, domestic, family or sexual violence, call 1800RESPECT on 1800 737 732, chat online via www.1800RESPECT.org.au, or text 0458 737 732.

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2 COMMENTS

  1. Shame on the previous LNP government, and the ‘managing agency’ that were allocated the few women’s shelters in the Tweed years ago and promptly turned them into residential units for their clients. Presumably to generate higher income for their company. They also shut down the invaluable resource that was the women’s resource centre.

  2. Thanks Echo! Great to see a positive story in our media! Govt quietly getting on with the job they are tasked with.
    We are all so tired of the constant 24/7 corporate billionaire sponsored media “opinions”. Which is basically nothing more than a loud angry noise, undermining of our society by those same usual suspects and the vested interests that think they can gain something, anything, by desperately ratcheting up all of their obstruction, divisive hate and despair.
    We wonder why there is so much domestic violence, anger and hate out there in our society, take a look in the mirror MSM you’re probably the most responsible for our now toxic unhinged society, than anything else. Many people have switched off the extreme right TV, Radio, news media long ago. Any wonder these corporate media companies are all failing and now laying off staff?

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